St. John — Larry Dean Grove, 69, died January 21, 2017 at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kan. He was born August 21, 1947 in Taos, New Mexico, the son of James Edwin Grove and Mary Perfecta Montoya Grove. He was a retired carpenter and a St. John, Kansas resident for more than 20 years.

Larry was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam period, and requested that his body be donated for science to the University of Kansas Medical School.

He is survived by life companion Sally A. Felin of the home, St. John; a stepson Mike McCloskey, Tulsa, Oklahoma; four brothers: Don Grove and wife, Cheryl, Amarillo, Texas; Bill Grove and wife, Donna, Amarillo; Gunnar Grove and wife, Cle, Dallas, Texas; Robert Grove and wife, Kathy, Amarillo; two sisters: Betty McAllister and husband, Mike, Canyon, Texas; Lina Smith, Amarillo; 25 nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, 115 E. Fourth, Pratt, Kansas 67124, 620-672-5531. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice in care of Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt, Kansas.